The Wheeling Alternative

Flunking climate science

Who cares -- it's just a theory

As of 10 AM this morning there were 4250 sources that carried this AP report:

Most GOP Candidates Flunk Climate Science

Not surprisingly, the Wheeling Intelligencer was not among them.

Here is what the AP did:

At the request of The Associated Press, eight climate and biological scientists graded for . . .

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November 23, 2015

Koch money and the corruption of academia

Today's example from the Sunday News-Register - West Virginia University

Your reaction may be similar to mine when I hear or read "Koch money" -- I start thinking about the huge amounts of money the Kochs poured into the last presidential election in an effort to influence the electorate:

With most of the annual tax filings for nondisclosing nonprofits now in, it’s clear that no other . . .

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November 22, 2015

Administrative law judge announces decision against Murray Energy

Are the Wheeling "newspapers" waiting for word from the company on how to spin a loss as a victory?

Two weeks ago I wrote about the suit brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Murray Energy for not allowing miners to file safety complaints anonymously and how our local "newspapers" covered the story. On Wednesday morning, an administrative law judge announced her decision. As reported by International . . .

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November 20, 2015

More coal propaganda from the Intelligencer (with Nov. 21 update)

With conflicts-of-interest, flawed methodology and misinformation -- another biased coal study predicts rising energy costs

The front-page headline yells "Power Plan Hits Home" and the sub-headline warns "Would raise electric rates for residents." Yes, the Intelligencer's front page features another biased energy study. Casey Junkins writes:

As the U.S. Senate this week passed legislation to prevent the Environmental . . .

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November 19, 2015

War in the Mideast

Cheerleading for another war

This morning's editorial in the Intelligencer, "Anti-Terrorism Policy Flawed," once again blames the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for everything that has happened in the Mideast. Of course the editorial makes no mention of George W. Bush whose policies . . .

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November 17, 2015

Political correctness

Mike Myer, Democrats and Republicans

Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to political correctness:

Is political correctness coming to West Virginia University? Well, it probably has achieved at least a beachhead there. WVU is a university campus, after all.

But recent news from Morgantown may make some West Virginians wonder. Is our state university about to go . . .

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November 16, 2015

Keeping us semi-informed on coal issues

The Friday Intelligencer

Issues that were covered:

Murray vs. the EPA

The morning Intelligencer featured a ruling by a U.S. district judge that requires EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to give a deposition in a suit filed by Murray Energy. The Intelligencer devoted much more coverage to the decision than any other source that I could find -- . . .

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November 13, 2015

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